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El camino a seguir en la UE para los coformulantes en productos fitosanitarios

February 22, 2024

En el Simposio sobre protección fitosanitaria que se celebrará en Dublín en noviembre de 2023, la Dra. Maristella Rubbiani, responsable de políticas de la Dirección General de Salud y Seguridad Alimentaria de la Comisión Europea, habló sobre el camino a seguir en la UE en relación con los coformulantes en los […]

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Expocida Iberia Madrid 2024

February 8, 2024

La Dra. Irene McGrath y Luis Fresco Dorrio de Kerona Scientific están deseando asistir a Expocida en Madrid los días 15 y 16 de febrero de 2024. Se trata de uno de los eventos más importantes del sector de Control de Plagas y Sanidad Ambiental, que se celebrará en el Pabellón […]

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Información actualizada del Presidente del Comité Directivo de la Zona Central

January 31, 2024

Monika Pawlowicz, del Ministerio polaco, intervino en el 4º Simposio sobre fitosanitarios (PPP) de Dublín de Kerona Scientific en noviembre de 2023. Polonia presidió el Comité Directivo de la Zona Central (CZSC) en 2023, y Monika es la coordinadora del equipo responsable de la gestión de riesgos y la decisión reglamentaria […]

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ADBAC aprobado como biocida para PT2 en la UE

January 24, 2024

Nos complace anunciar que el cloruro de alquil (C12-16) dimetilbencil amonio (ADBAC/BKC (C12-C16)) ha sido aprobado como sustancia activa para su uso en biocidas del tipo de producto 2 (desinfectantes y algicidas no destinados a la aplicación directa a personas o animales) en la Unión Europea. La aprobación se publicó en […]

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Información actualizada del Presidente del Comité Directivo de la Zona Sur

En el Simposio de Kerona sobre productos fitosanitarios celebrado en Dublín en noviembre de 2023, dimos la bienvenida a la Dra. Danae Pitarokili, Presidenta del Comité Directivo de los Estados Miembros del Sur (SMS) y Jefa del Departamento de Productos Fitosanitarios del Ministerio Helénico de Desarrollo Rural y Alimentación en Atenas. […]

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Información actualizada sobre el registro de fitosanitarios en GB

Kerona Scientific tuvo el placer de acoger a Darren Flynn, de la División de Regulación Química (CRD) del Reino Unido, como ponente en el Simposio de Productos Fitosanitarios de Dublín en noviembre de 2023. Darren ofreció una actualización detallada sobre el registro de productos fitosanitarios (PPP) en el Reino Unido, incluida […]

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Las nuevas directrices de la EFSA sobre aves y mamíferos

November 29, 2023

El 21 de noviembre, durante el Simposio de Protección Vegetal de Dublín 2023, el Dr. Gabe Weyman, consultor independiente con amplia experiencia en ecotoxicología reglamentaria, habló sobre las nuevas directrices de la EFSA para aves y mamíferos. Las directrices ecotoxicológicas se actualizan continuamente con requisitos cada vez mayores que las hacen […]

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Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

November 2, 2023

Catherine Al-Haddad y Evangelia Chatzaki de Kerona Scientific asistieron a la Reunión Anual de la Industria del Biocontrol (ABIM) del 23 al 25 de octubre de 2023 en Basilea, Suiza. Asistieron expositores y ponentes de todo el mundo, en representación tanto de la industria como de los organismos reguladores. Se trata […]

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Experiencia con el marcado CE de bioestimulantes vegetales en el marco del FPR

October 24, 2023

La Dra. Ildikó Varga y Júlia Ferenczi, expertas en bioestimulantes vegetales del Organismo Notificado CerTrust 2806, intervinieron en el reciente Simposio de Dublín sobre FPR, compartiendo su experiencia con el Marcado CE de bioestimulantes vegetales bajo el Reglamento de Productos Fertilizantes (UE) 2019/2009 (el FPR). Existen algunos casos límite entre el […]

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Perspectiva de los bioestimulantes vegetales desde el punto de vista de la FPR

El 28 de septiembre de 2023, Kerona Scientific celebró su primer Simposio FPR en Dublín, en el que se trataron aspectos normativos clave relevantes para el registro de productos bajo el Reglamento de Productos Fertilizantes (FPR, Reglamento (UE) 2019/1009). Neal Sanders, Director de Operaciones de IntraCrop Ltd, Reino Unido, presentó su […]

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Pruebas de eficacia de bioestimulantes

Las pruebas de eficacia de bioestimulantes se analizaron en el primer Simposio de Kerona sobre el Reglamento de Productos Fertilizantes (FPR, Reglamento (UE) 2019/1009), celebrado en Dublín el 28 de septiembre de 2023. De hecho, la plétora de preguntas recibidas de los asistentes mostró que hay mucha incertidumbre en torno a […]

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Fruit Attraction 2023

El pasado 3 y 4 de octubre Dr Irene McGrath y Diego Medina asistieron a la quinceava edición de Fruit Attraction en Madrid. Fruit Attraction es la principal feria de la fruta y la verdura en España y se trata de uno de los mayores eventos del sector a nivel europeo […]

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Fruit Attraction 2023

September 27, 2023

La Dra. Irene McGrath y Diego Medina Collado de Kerona Scientific asistirán a Fruit Attraction en Madrid del 3 al 5 de octubre de 2023. En su 15º Aniversario, Fruit Attraction reunirá a más de 90.000 delegados de 135 países en busca de las últimas tendencias de la industria hortofrutícola. Póngase […]

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The Kerona Team is Expanding

May 11, 2022

We are delighted to announce that three new team members have joined the Kerona Scientific team in Ireland and in Spain. Lisa Gleichmann and Oisin Kearns have joined the team in Dublin. Lisa has a BAgrSc in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin and a Masters degree (MAgrSc) also from UCD. […]

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An Irish Perspective on the EU Biocide Regulation

May 3, 2022

In February, Kerona Scientific hosted a two-day virtual Biocides Symposium. Donal Lynch, Head of Biocides Registrations at the Pesticide Registration and Control Divisions (PRCD) in Ireland, opened the symposium with a presentation that explained how the EU biocide regulations have developed historically, how the Irish Department of Agriculture has internally adapted […]

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Update from the Ctgb

April 26, 2022

At the Dublin Biocides Symposium in February 2022, Dr. Cindy van der Meer, Account Manager for the Dutch Board for the Authorization of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), gave an interesting presentation covering updates from the Ctgb on Regulatory Aspects. Five years ago, the Ctgb became popular as a choice […]

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Endocrine Disruption for PPPs – FREE Webinar

April 12, 2022

Catherine Alhaddad, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Kerona Scientific, presented a webinar organised by CHCS (Chemical Hazards Communication Society) about the regulation of endocrine disruptors in the European Union (EU). Catherine spoke about practical implications for stakeholders in the EU dealing with substances and products that need to undergo assessment for potential […]

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Biocide Opportunities and Challenges from an Industry Perspective

March 29, 2022

At the recent Dublin Biocide Symposium organised by Kerona Scientific, Dr. Helena Gräf, Head of Biocide Regulatory Affairs at Ecolab in Germany, gave a presentation on “Biocide Opportunities and Challenges from an Industry Perspective”. Dr. Gräf started with an overview of the aims of the Biocidal Products Regulation – harmonisation to […]

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Experiences with In-Situ Active Chlorine

March 22, 2022

In February 2022, Kerona Scientific organised the Dublin Biocide Symposium with many interesting presentations from various representatives from Industry and Ministries. Nick Meakin, CEO at Aqualution Systems, brought a fascinating presentation on “Experiences with In-Situ Active Chlorine”. Active chlorine is an in situ active substance (i.e., it is generated at the point […]

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Current Activities of the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) and Updated BPR Vademecum

March 8, 2022

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) is responsible for preparing the opinions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on several issues, including the approval of active substances and Union Authorisations of biocidal products. At Kerona Scientific’s virtual Biocides Symposium, held in February this year, BPC chair Erik van de Plassche spoke about […]

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Phys-Chem and Storage Stability Testing for Biocidal Products

March 1, 2022

At the recent Dublin Biocides Symposium organised by Kerona Scientifc, David Norris, owner of DNAL (David Norris Laboratories in the UK) gave a presentation on Phys-Chem and Storage Stability Testing for Biocidal Products. Storage stability testing includes physical tests and active substance analysis, to ensure that the product is still useful […]

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Approval of Microbial Active Substances

February 22, 2022

At Kerona’s 2021 Dublin PPP Symposium, Agata Jakubowska of Applied Insect Science (APIS) gave a helpful overview of new developments in the approval of microbial active substances under the PPP Regulation. Microorganisms are one of several categories of biopesticides, along with natural substances, semiochemicals and beneficial organisms. The presentation began with […]

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EU Biopesticide Registration

February 8, 2022

Kerona’s virtual symposium ‘Innovation in the EU Regulation of Plant Protection Products’ was concluded with a very interesting presentation by Dr Mike Carroll from Eden Research on the registration of biopesticides in the EU under Regulation 1107/2009. The global picture of biopesticide regulations is mixed: there is specific legislation in some […]

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The Kerona team is expanding

January 20, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Eimear Deery has joined the Kerona Scientific team in Ireland. Eimear joined Kerona after graduating from University College Dublin with a BSc in Agri-Environmental Sciences. At Kerona, Eimear prepares product dossiers and risk assessments for biocides and plant protection products, from national biocide applications under […]

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The Latest from the UK – Operating a GB Pesticides Regime

January 18, 2022

At the Dublin Plant Protection Symposium in December 2021, Dr Christine Snaith gave a presentation titled “The Latest from the UK – Operating a GB Pesticides Regime”. She is Head of Plant Protection Products, HSE/Chemical Regulation Division (CRD) in the UK. Christine began the presentation with the main changes that have […]

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BVL Applicants’ Conference 2021

January 13, 2022

In November 2021, Kerona Scientific attended the Applicants’ Conference 2021 organized by the German Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) and received first-hand information about the latest developments in the field of plant protection product approval in Germany. Since 2017, the BVL has been undergoing a reorganization, which […]

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Southern Zone Steering Committee – An Update

January 11, 2022

At the Dublin Plant Protection Symposium in December 2021 Natalia Nogueira de Diego spoke on “Updates from the Southern Zone”. Natalia is the Head of the Spanish Plant Protection Products Register in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fish (MAPA). Spain has just started chairing the Southern Member State Steering Committee […]

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Northern Zone Steering Committee – An Update

January 4, 2022

At the 2021 Dublin Plant Protection Symposium, Mariann Leps, advisor at the Agriculture and Food Board in Estonia, presented an “Update from the Northern Zone”. The Northern Zone (NZ) steering committee (NZSC) is chaired for one year on a rotating basis. The chair in 2021 has been Estonia, and Sweden will […]

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Central Zone Steering Committee – An Update

December 14, 2021

At the 2021 Dublin PPP Symposium, Sadhbh O’Dwyer from the Pesticides Registration and Control Division (PRCD) of the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine spoke about “Updates from the Central Zone”. Ireland is currently chairing the Central Zone Steering Committee (CZSC), and Sadhbh represents Ireland at their meetings. Sadhbh […]

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Patent Searching

December 7, 2021

At the 2021 Dublin Plant Protection Symposium, Dr Nigel Uttley of Enigma Marketing Research gave a presentation titled “Patent searching for generic agrochemical companies”. Patent data are essential for generic companies, so they can know when it’s possible to enter the market. As Dr Uttley noted, some 42 major commercial active […]

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Next Week: Dublin PPP Symposium

November 23, 2021

The virtual symposium with live presentations hosted by Kerona Scientific will be held next week Tuesday 30th November and Wednesday 1st December 2021 (09:00h to 12:00h GMT/10:00h-13:00h CET). The theme of the programme ‘Innovation in the EU Regulation of Plant Protection Products’ was chosen after taking into account feedback from last […]

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The Kerona team is expanding

November 3, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Amanda Araujo de França has joined the Kerona Scientific team in Ireland. Amanda has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from University of Paraná in Brazil and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Viçosa in Brazil. She is currently completing her PhD dissertation […]

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Upcoming PPP Training Webinars

October 27, 2021

Kerona has been delivering training courses for many years, ranging from webinars and workshops to bespoke training delivered either remotely or in person. Our courses are tailored to the biocides and plant protection industries, with a series of modules designed to provide an overview of the regulatory environment. This week we […]

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Upcoming ACE (AgroChemEx) in Shanghai 11th to 13th October and FREE webinar 21st October 2021

September 28, 2021

Due to the difficulties with international travel during the global pandemic Kerona Scientific will not be able to attend the ACE in Shanghai in person this year. We would like to meet with you to discuss your regulatory needs for product registrations in Europe and we are offering to meet you […]

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Kerona Scientific expands in Spain

September 1, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Diego López Arias is joining the Kerona Scientific team based in Spain. Diego joins Kerona having worked for 3 years as a risk assessor and regulatory toxicologist with Tragsatec where he worked closely with the Spanish Ministry for Health and European authorities such as EFSA […]

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Status of zonal authorisations in the Central Zone

March 18, 2021

At the virtual Dublin Plant Protection Symposium held on 1-2 December 2020, Dr. Katja Bidovec, Head of the Plant Protection Products Sector at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food in Slovenia, presented the status of zonal authorisations in the Central Zone. Dr. Bidovec opened her presentation by describing the plans […]

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Kerona’s BPR Vademecum: 5th edition for 2021

February 22, 2021

The 5th Edition of our acclaimed BPR Vademecum is now available to purchase in print and digital versions. The BPR (Biocidal Products Regulation, No. 528/2012) is the regulatory framework concerning the making available on the market and the use of biocidal products in the EU. Kerona’s BPR Vademecum contains a User […]

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Poisons Centre Notification (PCN)

February 12, 2021

New Obligations for Biocides Registrations in Ireland for hazardous products from 1st January 2021 From 1st January 2021 poison centre notifications for mixtures for consumer use or professional use must be submitted to the ECHA submission portal. The Poisons Centre Notification (PCN) format and tools, along with Q&A’s are available on […]

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Dublin Biocide Symposium – Tuesday 23rd – Wednesday 24th March 2021. Early bird discount now available.

January 28, 2021

The PRCD in Ireland organised a very successful Industry Symposium on Biocidal Products in March 2020.  Following on from this Symposium, Kerona Scientific Ltd. is delighted to announce that this year we will be organising a virtual Dublin Biocide Symposium on Tuesday 23rd – Wednesday 24th March 2021 with contributions from […]

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Biocide Training Webinars February-March 2021

January 14, 2021

Kerona has been delivering training courses for many years, ranging from webinars and workshops to bespoke training delivered either remotely or in person. Our courses are tailored to the biocides and plant protection industries, with a series of modules designed to provide an overview of the regulatory environment.   We are […]

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CLP Desktop Companion – 2nd edition

November 17, 2020

The updated 2nd edition of Kerona Scientific’s CLP Desktop Companion is now available. This 160-page booklet is designed to be a handy reference to the key aspects of the CLP Regulation, (EC) No 1272/2008. The published Regulation, which addresses the classification, labelling and packaging requirements for chemical mixtures, runs to an unwieldy […]

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Comparative assessment for plant protection products

September 21, 2020

If an active substance contained in a plant protection product has been designated a Candidate for Substitution, a “comparative assessment” will be required for product authorisation. The European Commission has created a list of Candidates for Substitution – active substances that are approved under the plant protection products regulation (Regulation (EC) […]

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Biocide training webinars

March 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 Kerona has been delivering training courses for many years, ranging from webinars and workshops to bespoke training delivered either remotely or in person. Our courses are tailored to the biocides and plant protection industries, with a series of modules designed to provide an overview of the regulatory environment. […]

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Kerona’s BPR Vademecum: 4th edition for 2020

February 12, 2020

The 4th Edition of our acclaimed BPR Vademecum is now available in print and digital versions. The BPR (Biocidal Products Regulation, No. 528/2012) is the regulatory framework concerning the making available on the market and the use of biocidal products in the EU. Kerona’s BPR Vademecum contains a User Guide that […]

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